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  1. 156 2.0 JTS Veloce service advisories

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Got the following advisories on my last service. Am soon going for my MOT. How many of these are MOT fails? Got the impression a lot of it was the dealer fishing for extra work: osf door check strap worn/noisy lambda probe fault logged nsf fog light broken radiator highly corroded but not yet...
  2. MOT advisories

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello, My car passed the MOT and along with my usual advisories of 'corroded backbox' and 'undertray covering components', I have the following: 1. Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt offside front upper [2.4.G.2]. This was an advisory last...
  3. No advisories

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As suggested by title Cup 125 sailed through her annual MOT today. My P3 goes in tomorrow for her test. Fingers crossed.
  4. Mot Advisories

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Afternoon All, After an almighty battle autolusso got my GTV through its MOT this week (brake servo fubar :mad:) But I now have a couple of advisories to sort out: Centre Rear Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2) Rear exhaust clamp corroded Nearside Rear Upper Suspension arm has...
  5. MOT advisories

    Alfa Giulietta
    I picked up my Giulietta last weekend, and the garage had put a fresh MOT on it, and posted the paperwork to me as they did t have it when I collected the car. There are a couple of advisories its on it which to me appear complete nonsense, namely "under-trays fitted obscuring some underside...
  6. MOT passed first time no advisories!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Had my 9 year old 147 JTD MOT'd and was pleasantly surprised to find that it passed first time with no advisories! (First time since I bought the car 3 years ago). Got me wondering, how often does an alfa pass it's MOT with no advisories first time?
  7. MOT Advisories Advice

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So a few days ago I put my 147 in for a mot and it failed on corrosion and a tyre. So the welding cost me £100 and a set of new front tyres and shes through the MOT. :) Now I just need some advice on a few of the advisories, I would like to do the work myself so i just need to know are the jobs...
  8. MOT Pass with only suspension advisories ..

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good girl ! ... oh and a bit of steering play ! ......:thumbs:
  9. MOT suspension advisories

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys. I got the following advisories on my last MOT.(wording as stated on the cert.) Rear (both,slight knock nearside).Anti-roll bar linkage has slight play in a ball joint. Front lower (both arms,front bushes worn,knock). Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in...
  10. mot advisories

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    what do they mean by poor headlamp beam pattern?and how do I rectify it?
  11. MOT advisories - what to do?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 2008 Alfa Spider passed its MOT today with some advisory notes: 1. Surface corrosion under vehicle 2. Exhaust system very rusty So, do I just leave things as they are or is there a cheap fix for the first issue (surface corrosion under vehicle)? Obviously for the exhaust I can get a new...
  12. Passed 1st time with 5 advisories

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The 156 V6 went for its MOT today. I was pleased but have a few advisories. 1. Headlight bulb upside down, lol I fixed on site. 2. Rear middle seat belt mechanism showing wear. 3. Slight blow starting in middle exhaust. 4. Front brake pads getting low (was planning on doing them once MOT...
  13. Failed MOT, 15 advisories, help...!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    GTV V6 failed MOT yesterday on emissions plus 15 advisories :cool: ! Nothing bad just the usual wear & tear stuff like brakes, airbag light etc but what I cannot get my head around is the extent it failed on the emissions test. Check these figures out : 1st fast idle test: Carbon Monoxide...
  14. MOT pass with advisories

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    One of them says "left side of vehicle floor covered in underseal". Why is that an advisory?
  15. Passed MOT with 'flying colours' bar advisories on tracking and radiator..

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just had it back from MOT, the inside edges of both front tires are worn to heck - indicating the alignment/tracking is out (frustrating as I had this done a couple of months ago and the back was apparently the only problem).. Anyway, aside from this they noted there is a leak from the radiator...
  16. 3rd year running an MoT pass, no advisories

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Very happy.....3rd year running my GTV has passed the MoT test with no advisories. In that time the only faulty item I have had to replace is a to anyone that says that Alfas are a money pit and unreliable all I can say is......:finger: My only disappointment is that all 3...
  17. mot advisories

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    well it was that time of year again but luckily my gt passed its mot however the advisories need some fairly urgent attention as its the brakes - pads front and rear, and front discs how much am i likely to be stung for, whats a fair price and is it worth me buying the parts online 1st? if...
  18. Advisories

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, just had the cambelts waterpump etc done on my Alfa:). garage came up with a few advisories on it:cry:. The list is. 1/radiator corroded, 2/fanbelt pully worn, 3/Coolant temp sensor faulty. 4/Oil leak I am hoping i can do some of these myself. Which would you do yourselves and in what...
  19. Advisories from last years MOT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Nearside Rear Anti-roll bar linkage has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.3) Nearside Rear inner Anti-roll bar rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.3) Offside Rear inner Anti-roll bar rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.3)...
  20. MOT advisories

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My car passed it's MOT test but it has advisories. They are both concerning. One is the rear brake pipes being corroded, is this one expensive? Also the front tyres are feathering, wearing on the outer edges. I take it this will be suspension issues? Worn bushes? Any advice appreciated.